true crime

Val McDermid to present 20th Davitt Awards

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication   Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Val McDermid, Tartan Noir Queen and long-time Sisters friend, will present its 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women and published in 2019. In a special online ceremony, Val will announce

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Geelong Regional Libraries – Rachael Brown and Vikki Petraitis – Lawyer X

Join Geelong Regional Libraries for this special preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival. On the panel are ABC investigative reporter and creator of new podcast Trace 2: The Informer, Rachael Brown, and author of Cops, Drugs, Lawyer X and Me, award-winning true crime writer, Vikki Petraitis. They will be joined by

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Deep-diving into murder and the FBI: Ellie Marney

I first contacted the FBI in September 2018, when research for my new book, None Shall Sleep, was in full swing. None Shall Sleep is about two teenagers – serial killer survivor Emma Lewis and US Marshal candidate Travis Bell. Recruited by the FBI to interview juvenile killers, Emma and Travis are drawn into an

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A Criminologist’s Role in Miscarriages of Justice: Xanthé Mallett

My background is forensic science – specifically forensic anthropology, think Dr Temperance Brennan from the TV series Bones.  I still work with the police, often focusing on image analysis these days, comparing suspect images to a person of interest, this could be a suspect or another person the police wish to identify for operational reasons.

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MOOC The Clinical Autopsy: Learning to Understand the Language of the Dead

MOOC The Clinical Autopsy: Learning to Understand the Language of the Dead  is being offered from the University of Oviedo/Central University Hospital of Asturias (Spain). This is a unique course, running from 8 June to 12 July, with more than 150 minutes of real-life autopsies that aims to celebrate everything we can learn from death

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Coming to you via YouTube – Sisters in Crime@Law Week: The ABC of DNA

Sisters in Crime’s 14th Law Week is going online. It will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube at 6.3opm Friday 22 May. Details will be posted on Sisters in Crime website and Facebook page and will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Friday 29 May.

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Val McDermid first guest for Murder Mondays

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce that Tartan Noir Queen, Val McDermid, will be its very first guest on its new weekly crime craft session, Murder Mondays, which premieres on YouTube at 6.00pm 11 May. McDermid will be interrogated by Sisters in Crime national convenor, Karina Kilmore, to kickstart its free weekly Q&A video

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2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing now closing 31 August

The New England Writers’ Centre is proud to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. In this, the eighth year of the Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural,

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Soon online – Burning issues: crime writers blaze a new trail

The live event is cancelled, but the ‘in conversation’ is being recorded and will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 26 April. Details will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Sunday 26 April. Writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk

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Crime writers blaze a new trail: Burning Issues now on YouTube

Now on YouTube!  In Burning Issues, writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk with Maggie Baron about how their crime books get up close and personal with arson and bushfires and confront some of the most uncomfortable realities of life in a sunburnt country. Great ideas, great insights and lively discussion. Chloe Hooper’s acclaimed

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